Kuantan One finished a lot closer at Lingfield last time and should be in the mix again but Subtle Difference failed to build on his debut fourth at this track when occupying the same position on her latest start at Wolverhampton. EMPEROR JULIUS gets the tentative vote as he ran well over 7f here on his introduction when finishing well clear of the rest of the field in fourth. A host of newcomers suggest it could pay to keep a close eye on the betting with the likes of Misfer, Daring Dragon, Perpetual Ambition and Sweet Force all worth a second glance.
Cherry Tiger Tiger Hill colt out of Lolla's Spirit.
Couloir Extreme (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, led narrowly over 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 9l behind Sesentum (9-0) at Brighton 1m 2yo mdn (4) hvy in Oct.
Daring Dragon Intikhab gelding out of The Manx Touch.
Emperor Julius (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, headway to 4th and and edged right over 1f out, pushed along and kept on inside final furlong, eased when held close home, may do better, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Birdlover (8-4) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Kuantan One (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Towards rear, edged left over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Manazel (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Lion Beacon Beat Hollow gelding out of Second Of May.
Misfer Byron colt out of Diliza.
Perpetual Ambition Avonbridge colt out of Never Enough.
Spillway Rail Link colt out of Flower Market.
Staffhoss Lucky Story colt out of Jerre Jo Glanville.
Sweet Force Beat Hollow colt out of Sweet Power.
Big Moza Pastoral Pursuits filly out of Zaynah.
Subtle Difference 8-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, wide on home turn, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 4th and held when eased towards finish, 4th of 10, 5l behind Regal Hawk (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Suspension Avonbridge filly out of Summertime Parkes.